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21 arrests will disrupt gang activity, police say (Milwaukee, WI): Milwaukee police and federal officials said Friday that 21 recent arrests will disrupt the 2-6 Vice Lords, a north side gang.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: May 13, 2005

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Houston police announce creation of gang division (Houston, TX): Houston police on Thursday announced the creation of a gang division and introduced its new captain, but officials would say little about the prevalence of the city's gang problem.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: May 13, 2005

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L.A. home turf for hundreds of neighborhood criminal groups (Los Angeles, CA): The problem isn't new, but gang violence seems to be on everybody's agenda at the moment. The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill that would, if enacted by the Senate and signed by the president, allow some kinds of gang crimes to be tried in federal court.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 13, 2005

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Rumored gang reprisals prompt police to beef up (Williamsport, PA): With the killer of 16-year-old Terrance Baity still on the loose, city police are bracing themselves for the potential for more deadly violence occurring here over the weekend.
Source: Sun-Gazette    Date: May 13, 2005

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Five Yonkers face deportation hearings (Yonkers, NY): Five Yonkers men were among 33 illegal alien gang members arrested within the past week in a joint operation with federal immigration agents who will now initiate deportation proceedings against them, authorities said.
Source: The Journal News    Date: May 13, 2005

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Feds seek deportation of alleged New York gang members (Long Island, NY): Federal and local agents arrested 95 reputed street gang members on immigration charges during a sweep of the five boroughs, Yonkers and Long Island, officials said Thursday.
Source: Newsday    Date: May 12, 2005

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Madera Co. considers multiagency gang task force (Madera County, CA): The Board of Supervisors agreed that a multiagency task force is needed after hearing Tuesday that criminal gangs are growing rapidly in Madera County.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: May 12, 2005

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ICE lists gangster on 'Most Wanted' (Washington, DC): A member of the violent Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang who has a string of felony convictions was added yesterday to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's "Most Wanted" list of fugitives.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: May 12, 2005

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Pomona schools outline gang plan (Pomona, CA): In a major shift in philosophy, the Pomona Unified School District is trying something new when it comes to gangs and youth violence.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: May 11, 2005

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Heading off kids on the path to gangs (West Valley City, UT): Utah's second-largest city wants to take on rising gang violence one teenager at a time. The proposed remedy: Step in before kids join up.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: May 11, 2005

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House passes tough anti-gang legislation (Washington, DC): Reacting to spreading street violence, Republicans pushed legislation through the House on Wednesday to make gang attacks federal crimes and put gang members in line for long federal prison sentences or even the death penalty.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 11, 2005

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Police: Drive-by shooting result of 'tagging' feud (Santa Fe, NM): An apparent feud between local "taggers" - or mural artists - led to Monday night's drive-by shooting in the 1600 block of Calle Sotero that wounded two men, police said Tuesday.
Source: The New Mexican    Date: May 11, 2005

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Luther Burbank student stabbed outside school (Sacramento, CA): A fight between what appears to have been associates of two rival street gangs on the front steps of Luther Burbank High School before class Tuesday left one teenager with a stab wound to the chest, officials said.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: May 11, 2005

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Congress rekindles battle on mandatory sentences (Washington, DC): Just months after the Supreme Court struck down federal sentencing formulas, the House is moving to institute new mandatory minimum sentences, beginning with a sweeping bill to fight street gangs.
Source: The New York Times    Date: May 10, 2005

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Youth shot, beaten in fatal attack in Fairfax (Fairfax, VA): A teenager was shot, beaten and fatally wounded in Fairfax County last night in an attack that had many of the earmarks of a gang conflict.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: May 10, 2005

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County's war on gangs begins early (San Bernardino County, CA): It is a telling photo: A toddler, just able to stand on his own two feet, is donned in a jersey and baggy jeans and holds an AK-47 in his pudgy little hands.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: May 9, 2005

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Mexican gang members using Arizona as corridor (Phoenix, AZ): Federal authorities say members of a violent Mexican gang are using the Arizona border as a corridor to the country.
Source: KOLD 13 News    Date: May 9, 2005

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Rise in gangs creates bitter debate (New York, NY): The rapid spread of vicious street gangs such as MS-13 is causing alarm in cities and suburbs nationwide, igniting bitter debate about how best to combat the threat and inspiring a comprehensive anti-gang bill in Congress.
Source: ABC News    Date: May 9, 2005

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18-year-old recovering from gunshot wound (Reno, NV): An 18-year-old Reno man is recovering from a gunshot wound following an unprovoked gang-related shooting, the Regional Gang Unit reported.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal     Date: May 9, 2005

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Peace in the city (Montebello, CA): For a long time, Chet Holifield Park was not a place where Rosa Vargas felt comfortable spending a leisurely afternoon.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: May 8, 2005

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